Cricket match date: 10th February 2019
Cricket match time: 12:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: India tour of New Zealand 2018/19
Team A: New Zealand
Team B: India
Team A Captain: Kane Williamson
Team B Captain: Rohit Sharma
Cricket Match Preview:
India made a strong comeback in the second T20 cricket game and levelled the series. India won the second cricket game by a margin of 6 wickets. Now, India and New Zealand will be taking on each other in the 3rd T20 international cricket game. It will be the final cricket game of the tour for India post, where they will be playing most of their cricket games in India before heading out for the 50 over cricket World Cup.
India showed great character in the second T20 cricket game after being thumped in the first T20 cricket game. India had been subjected to their heaviest defeat in the format in their last cricket game. But India stuck with the same players in the second cricket game and restricted New Zealand to a low total of 158 runs.
India showed much better temperament with the bat in the run chase as skipper Rohit Sharma scored a half-century and Rishabh Pant scored a quick fire 40 runs. In the end, India won the cricket game by 6 wickets. Before this series, India had a brilliant ODI series against New Zealand. Barring one cricket game, they looked in control and every bit the favourite side they are going to be in the upcoming cricket World Cup.
India have brought in the likes of Rishabh Pant and Krunal Pandya in this cricket series and both have shown a glimpse of their talent in this cricket series. It could be their last chance to impress the selectors and get on the flight to UK for the upcoming cricket World Cup.
Before the win in the second T20 cricket game, India had not won a single T20 game in New Zealand. Such has been the dominance of New Zealand over India in this cricket format. India would be pleased with their performance but would know that New Zealand will come back hard at them in the final T20 cricket game.
Cricket Match Information:
New Zealand will take on India in the 3rd and final T20 cricket game of the three-match T20 cricket series. New Zealand lost the ODI cricket series against India and would like to win at least the T20 cricket series.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
New Zealand are level with India after two cricket games in T20 cricket series. Following the loss in the second T20 cricket game, chances are they will undergo some changes to their lineup. Our prediction is of inclusion of James Neesham in the final T20 cricket game.
Here is our prediction of New Zealand’s playing XI:
- Daryl Mitchell
- Kane Williamson
- Ross Taylor
- Colin Munro
- Ish Sodhi
- James Neesham
- Colin de Grandhomme
- SC Kuggeleijn
- Doug Bracewell
- LH Ferguson
- Mitchell Santner
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
After winning the ODI series, India would like to win the T20 cricket series as well. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that won them the second T20 cricket game.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Krunal Pandya
- Vijay Shankar
- Dinesh Karthik
- MS Dhoni
- Rishabh Pant
- Hardik Pandya
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Khaleel Ahmed
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Colin Munro is likely to get an opportunity in the 3rd T20 cricket game. His hard-hitting attitude and bravado is something that can get him back in the reckoning in ODI cricket as well. However, this might just be his last opportunity due to the poor form he has shown. Our prediction is of a good performance from him in this cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket T20 played here produced the scores of 194 and 192 by England and New Zealand, respectively. Our prediction is of a high-scoring cricket game between the two sides with the scores of around 200. Conditions are expected to be dry.
India will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They won the ODI cricket series and will be looking to finish the tour with T20 series win as well. Hence, our prediction is of India’s victory in this cricket game.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Colin Munro (NZ) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Krunal Pandya (IND) – 3 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Rishabh Pant (IND)
New Zealand – 2.10
India – 1.60
*odds may change anytime